Jan 18, 2012

Toboh Laut, Keningau

Last year, 2010 Christmas and New Year was well spent in a small village in Keningau, Sabah. It may be small, but the name is not small. It is Kampung Toboh Laut. Laut mean sea. No idea what toboh means. Maybe it is Kadazan word. (The Kadazans are an ethnic group indigenous to the state of Sabah in Malaysia. They are found mainly on the west coast of Sabah). Beware that there is Kampung Toboh in Tambunan. 

Vast sea of padi farm. 
Walking on small path among padi farm. Carefully not to fall in the farm, and have a shower with blood sucker leeches.

This is raw rice.

A long walk....

Aaahhh... DISLIKE!!! I don't want shower with leeches!!

When I was in Vietnam, small bridges were built across small stream for small 'spirit' to cross it. This remind me of it. Here this bridge is for small human.

This well supplied water to farm and houses located near to the well. There are many black pipes flowing from this well to houses. The water is refreshing cool.

Opsss... I forget to bring sarong! In small villages, some houses does not have 4 walls bathroom. You might need a sarong to cover you decency while having shower. Advisable to bring 2 sarong. 1 to use when showering, changed into another sarong, so you won't wet your your clothes while changing.


CWMartin said...

I always learn many things in your stories. That "small spirit bridge" is a cool concept. Less than 4-sided bathrooms, not so much. Definate "NO" on the leech shower.

Naomi said...

Thanks. No to leeches too.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

When you come back pl call me or msg me
Enjoy the rest of the CNY